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TOPIC: Traveling

Traveling 29 Mar 2016 14:24 #9356

  • sandra.r
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What caught my eye this week was an article that was based on a very young couple. They are 30 years old, and they had both decided to retire from their full-time jobs. In order to do so, this smart couple decided right away to put as much money as they can in their 401k when they first started their jobs. Now that they have all this free time, they are traveling the world with the money that they had saved in to their 401k. A follow up interview stated that they have never been happier than ever. Also, they mentioned that when they were in their early 20's, they couldn't really do much such as going out every night, eating at fancy restaurants, going on vacations, etc... -- Because they knew that with their hard work, they can save a lot of money, and enjoy their time in the near future. By reading this article, it has not only encouraged me to put 15% into my 401k, but to also save some more money on the side, to spend later in life when I really need it. They also made sure to buy a house, a car, and all of the other necessary items that they would be needing to survive.
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Traveling 03 Apr 2016 00:55 #9385

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I personally love traveling and can totally see myself doing exactly what they did in the future. Even though it is pretty much impossible for college students to balance between school, work and having a social life, I believe everyone should put some effort to take some time off and enjoy a getaway trip to a place they wish to explore. Working as hard as this couple did is beyond worth it at the end when you just want to enjoy life without having to worry about if you can afford it or not. Honestly, hard work really does pay off. As college students we should learn to save and put aside some money for our dreams. We can't just spend every dollar we make.
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Traveling 05 Apr 2016 06:35 #9442

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This seems super cool and it if was something that I could dictate my life to I would. I was recently asked where in the world would I wanna travel, and I said Europe. I feel like o a good two months backpacking I could find myself. I think a lot of people dream of traveling so much because they have a taste for culture; understanding that there is so much to gain from moving around . I think a lot of people believe that they have to go big when they travel, and plan these lavish trips, hence maybe why a lot of people wish they could travel.
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